Ralph Foster Museum

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Ralph Foster Museum
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Ralph Foster Museum contains a vast collection of artifacts with special emphasis on the history and culture of the Ozark Mountain Region. Originally housed in Abernathy Hall, a boy's dorm on the campus of College of the Ozarks, the building has been transformed into three floors of exhibits where visitors will find many items of interest, such as antiques, dolls, clocks, music items, a large firearms collection, natural history, and textiles, in addition to the Beverly Hillbillies truck that was used in the television series.
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2-3 hours
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Cynthia B
Long Prairie, MN112 contributions
Oct 2021
There are so many things here to see. We were here for two hours, could have spent much more time. Will go back again.
Written 27 November 2021
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Edward O
10 contributions
Oct 2021
We spent 4 ½ hours touring this museum and enjoyed every minute of it. They have a wide verity of stuff to see. And if you are at the College, don't forget to visit the Tractor Museum.
Written 9 November 2021
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Lili W
Centennial, CO21 contributions
Oct 2021
This museum has collections ranging from Kewpie dolls to china, the Clampet's car from Beverly Hill Billies and a lot of weapons. A lot to take in and interesting.
Written 1 November 2021
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deannajo1
14 contributions
Feb 2020
every visitor that I have taken there always want to stay twice as long as the time we had discussed before going They are absolutely fascinated They can't believe the amount of different exhibits there are in one museum
Written 10 September 2020
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blyth64062
Lawson, MO21 contributions
Aug 2020
This place is wonderful and a must-see every time you visit Branson
You will never be able to take it all in during one visit
Incredible museum
Very affordable
Written 8 August 2020
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Jim T
Branson, MO196 contributions
May 2019
It doesn't look large but there is so much to see. Many, many displays of local historical items that you might never have even been aware of. It will take you some time to go through. There is also an interactive room for children to learn. It is children only but don't be alarmed. They are guided by instructors and will enjoy the time.
Written 9 January 2020
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Dennis R
Quincy, MI12 contributions
Dec 2019
Very worthwhile stopping to see. Many interesting collections all in one place. I was there 3 hours.
Written 28 December 2019
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Carol H
Rochelle, IL40 contributions
Dec 2019
Lots to look at depicting life in the Ozark area. Also, appeared to be a very good firearm collection. Something for everyone to see.
Written 17 December 2019
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oklambsrus
Colbert, OK67 contributions
Sep 2019
This is actually the best thing to see on a Branson trip. We have been several times. There are so many interesting items and lots of history. Admission is very cheap.
Written 16 December 2019
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jol2223
Evanston, IL13 contributions
Nov 2019
Plan to spend at least 1.5 - 2 hours to do justice to the collections here.Everything from toys to military collections. I especially enjoyed the Kewpee Doll collection and the Cameo display. My husband was a fan of the gun collection.
Written 11 November 2019
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Thank you for visiting! I am glad you enjoyed it.
Written 12 November 2019
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Ralph Foster Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM